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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 29 | 14 – 20 July 2014


• Three Sudanese aid workers who were abducted in Kutum, North Darfur last month were freed after 32 days in captivity.

• About 34,000 new IDPs in Um Dukhun and Mukjar localities in Central Darfur need humanitarian assistance, according to aid agencies.

• An estimated 2,000 people have been displaced to El Lait locality, North Darfur from East Darfur.

• UNHCR estimates that the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan will reach 165,000 people by the end of 2014.


UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Argentina - Heavy rains and floods (ECHO Daily Flash - 24 July 2014)

  • In the city of Formosa (province of Formosa), bordering with Paraguay, the water level of the river has increased by one metre, reaching 9.30 m, leading to flooding that affects at least 7 000 people, with several communities remaining isolated.

  • Humanitarian assistance is being provided to affected population by provincial authorities.

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Assessing Post-Disaster Needs in Nigeria

World Bank

Results & Achievements

  • A Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) following record rainfall and flooding in Nigeria utilized extensive partnerships – such as the United Nations, the European Union, and others – to report on a relatively rapid timescale.

  • After comprehensive analysis of the damages and losses across a wide spectrum of sectors, teams identified the need for more than $7 billion in necessary recovery funding.

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World + 12 others
Pacific Islands Humanitarian Bulletin, July 2014


• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Serbia + 1 other
China donates technical, medical equipment to Serbia


BELGRADE, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Serbian defense ministries Wednesday signed a protocol by which China agreed to donate technical and medical equipment worth 355,000 euros (about 479,250 U.S. dollars) as a way of assistance after heavy floods hit the country mid-May.

The protocol for the donation was signed by the representative of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, Senior Colonel Wang Haibin, and chief of the Serbian Military Medicine Department Brigadier General Zoran Popovic.

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Philippine province proves mass storm deaths can be avoided

By Rosemarie Francisco

MANILA, July 24 (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate changes.

Read the full report on AlertNet

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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Typhoon Rammasun hits the Philippines, July 23, 2014

Convoy of Hope

JULY 23, 2014 | 3:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team, which landed in the Philippines Sunday night, has distributed more than 30,000 meals, as well as hygiene kits and tarps to survivors of Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda). The team met with the coordinator of the Women’s Empowerment Program in Lucena, where they delivered food and construction supplies for the participants in the program, a few of whom lost everything in the storm.

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Situation Report in India, 23 July 2014

Sphere India

Sitrep: Flood Situation in Uttar Pradesh 22nd July, 2014

Sitrep: Traumatic Flood and Landslide Situation in Uttarakhand 17th July, 2014

Sitrep: Depression over North East Odisha and Adjoining area of West Bengal 21st July, 2014

Sitrep: Coastal Flood Situation in West Bengal 18th July, 2014

Sitrep: Flood Situation in Assam 8th July, 2014

Sitrep: Drought Situation in Rajasthan 21st July, 2014

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Paraguayan Red Cross and ‘Scissor hands’ volunteers work together to support those affected by floods

Published: 23 July 2014 19:34 CET

By: Marcelo Bater, Paraguayan Red Cross

Helping those affected by the floods is not just about providing food and shelter. Its also about helping them look good and feel that they are cared for.

This is the spirit that propelled the initiative undertaken by a group of hair stylists lead by Samuel Romero, as a way of helping those affected by the floods, by offering his services.

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Philippines: Typhoon Rammasun - Information Bulletin n° 4

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross has placed its disaster response teams on standby for rapid deployment and preparedness stocks ready for dispatch, as required.


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Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

By Kate Marshall, IFRC

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.

They greet the visitors with “Mupia ong-koi, ong-koi, [welcome friend],” as they disembark and make their way to the outdoor meeting hall where Philippine Red Cross is scheduled to conduct a recruitment drive for 30 community volunteers and the barangay (village) recovery committee.

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Typhoon Rammasun claims 56 lives in China


BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun had increased to 56 as of Wednesday morning, with another 20 missing, latest official figures show.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, bringing gales, downpours and floods. It has affected more than 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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Post-disaster measles campaign completed in flood-affected provinces

Kabul 23 July 2014 – WHO and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with other partners have completed a post-disaster measles vaccination campaign in provinces affected by severe flooding in April-May this year.

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Nigeria + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (17 - 22 July 2014)

Affected persons are sheltering in schools, churches and in host communities. Malaria, diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases were reported at refuge centres.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Tirer les leçons de l'expérience asiatique en matière d'intervention humanitaire


BANGKOK, 23 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - En préparation du Sommet mondial sur l'aide humanitaire, des gouvernements, universitaires, acteurs humanitaires, responsables militaires et activistes de toute la région Asie-Pacifique se réunissent à Tokyo aujourd'hui, le 23 juillet, pour tirer des enseignements de l'expertise de la région en matière de réponse aux crises humanitaires.


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Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Khairpur, June 2014

1 Background Information

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 History

This district Khairpur was part of the region ruled by Kalhoro and Talpur dynasties. The Talpurs and Kahoros arrived in Sindh during the invasion of Nadir Shah. Both the dynasties are the decedents of Abbasids. After the decline of the Abbasids’ caliphate, Kalhoros and Talpurs arrived in the subcontinent and settled in northern Sindh and Punjab.

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Dotan a Conred de recursos para atender emergencias por lluvias


Guatemala, 22 de Julio 2014

Fuente: Diario de Centro America

El presidente Otto Pérez Molina anunció el traslado de Q6 millones a la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (Conred) para la compra de raciones alimentarias, como una de las acciones para atender las emergencia que pudieran suscitarse por el recrudecimiento de las lluvias que afectan desde ayer todo el territorio nacional, producto de la depresión tropical 2-E.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 22.07.2014


♦ Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was Vigorous over Odisha and active over Vidarbha & Chhattisgarh.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)